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Need a reminder of the good in the world? In search of some inspiration as to how one person can make a difference?
Then you’re in the right place. I’m Kate Cherichello, and I’m on a mission to share all the good news and good people as I can.
Join me each week as I chat with someone being the good through following their passions and helping others along the way.
Each of us has the power to make a difference.

We need all the good news we can get.
Have good news stories you know should be shared? Send me a msg!
@positively_kate
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Be The Good with Kate Kate Cherichello

    • Society & Culture
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Need a reminder of the good in the world? In search of some inspiration as to how one person can make a difference?
Then you’re in the right place. I’m Kate Cherichello, and I’m on a mission to share all the good news and good people as I can.
Join me each week as I chat with someone being the good through following their passions and helping others along the way.
Each of us has the power to make a difference.

We need all the good news we can get.
Have good news stories you know should be shared? Send me a msg!
@positively_kate
katecherichello.com/bethegood Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bethegoodwithkate/support

    Ep. 55: Season 4 Finale

    Ep. 55: Season 4 Finale

    Wow! After four months of incredibly inspiring guests, it's time to wrap it all up with a finale episode. Here, let's take a mini dose of each episode, and I hope you are reminded of or introduced to these people doing so much good in so many different, unique ways. I further hope you are inspired to follow your passions and help your own heart as well as others around you along the way.

    What is Be The Good with Kate?

    Need a reminder of the good in the world? In search of some inspiration as to how one person can make a difference?

    Then you’re in the right place. I’m Kate Cherichello, and I’m on a mission to share all the good news and good people as I can.

    Join me each week as I chat with someone being the good through following their passions and helping others along the way.

    Each of us has the power to make a difference.



    **If you enjoyed this episode, please do subscribe and share on social, YouTube, and your favorite podcast platform. A share and a review go a long way in reaching more people with good news.**


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    Follow & support the guests of this season:


    Avital Asuleen
    Aaron Smith
    Gillian Velmer
    Suzanne Orlando
    Devon Ogden
    Stacey Cook
    Indu Navar
    Marlene Sharp
    Mark Palm
    Maurelhena Walles
    Jonathan Asayag
    JJ Kells
    Ryan Burnet
    Joanne DiCamillo & Nikki Puzzo


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    • 27 min
    Ep. 54: Joanne & Nikki, befree Adaptive Clothing

    Ep. 54: Joanne & Nikki, befree Adaptive Clothing

    Today on Be The Good with Kate: The amount of people who need adaptive clothing is a lot higher than you may think. But, before Joanne DiCamillo and Nikki Puzzo founded befree Adaptive Clothing, there were no adaptive options on the market. Think: clothing that can fit around casts, clothing that is safe for people who have no feeling in their legs and may not notice a zipper digging into them, clothing that is created in a way so someone with tactile challenges is still able to have the independence of dressing his or her self.

    After seeing Nikki’s daughter Stella struggle to get dressed while dealing with a massive surgery and cerebral palsy, then not finding any clothing that could work around these challenges, Joanne and Nikki set out to find a solution.

    They now work each day to fulfill this need, with their company befree Adaptive Clothing, an inclusive clothing line. I can't wait for you to hear their whole story. Find the link below, and feel free to send any thoughts or surprises my way!

    Maybe we can ask ourselves this week: Is there anything we are taking for granted in our daily lives?

    Follow befree:


    befreeco. com
    @befreeadaptive

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    • 19 min
    Ep. 53: Ryan Burnet, Northside Boxing Club

    Ep. 53: Ryan Burnet, Northside Boxing Club

    My guest today is helping to reshape the outlook for hundreds of youth in "the hardest hit neighborhood in our state for poverty, crime,...and a lack of opportunity".

    Founder and Executive Director of Northside Boxing Club Ryan Burnet is on a mission to help inner city youth of North Minneapolis, MN, and be a safe haven for them.

    With a background in creating restaurants, Ryan noted it felt like it was a ‘selfish’ career, regarding the amount of time and energy that was engulfing him. But Ryan had found boxing in his own life and realized what a change it made in him. He decided he wanted to use his restaurants to donate food to a local boxing gym. He found, however, he couldn't simply drop off the food. He ended up being pulled to stay longer, learning about the people and the gyms, yes gyms plural at this point, driving kids, and getting more involved.

    Ryan then realized that many of the kids were coming in from North Minneapolis but there was no gym in their own neighborhood. So that was when Northside Boxing Club was born.

    Ryan shares a beautiful story of one of the members of the gym who is now an adult doing well for himself with a family of his own about to turn pro in boxing. Ryan says this is one of many wonderful stories, and it is only the beginning. Six years in, he has plans for an amazing future ahead with the gym.

    He quotes one of the gym’s pro boxers who is a trainer there, Phil Williams: "Each one teach one". From 8 years old to young adults who have now taken on leadership roles at the gym, youth are learning discipline, teamwork, commitment, and more.

    Listen to the end for Ryan’s biggest surprise since opening the boxing club.



    Connect with Ryan:


    NorthsideBoxing.org
    Ryan@northsideboxing.org



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    • 15 min
    Ep. 52: JJ Kells, Student, Wanderer, Living with OCD & In the Driver's Seat

    Ep. 52: JJ Kells, Student, Wanderer, Living with OCD & In the Driver's Seat

    Last week Be The Good with Kate had a window into mental health from the eyes of a therapist, and so this week I'm grateful to have a guest giving us a point of view from the side of someone who is going to therapy, working through each day, and sharing her struggles and triumphs with others along the way. It takes a lot of strength to do that, and she is helping others by finding ways to incorporate this information and encouragement into her life, in addition to finishing grad school and exploring what's next...

    JJ Kells comes to us today from Chicago, and while most of us get anxious about not knowing what's next, JJ adds a unique perspective: "I actually don't mind not knowing what's next." She calls herself a "wanderer", and indeed has already had such an interesting, varied life despite a young age.

    JJ has obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD, and she has worked so hard to ensure SHE runs her life, not it. "It's a part of my experience all day everyday," but listen to how JJ explains her journey discovering so much about herself,  therapy, tactics to cope with the stressors, and more.



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    Follow JJ or reach out:


    @2jsvsvoldemort
    jjnicolekells@gmail.com


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    • 33 min
    Ep. 51: Jonathan Asayag, LCSW, Co-Founder Renew Wellness Psychotherapy

    Ep. 51: Jonathan Asayag, LCSW, Co-Founder Renew Wellness Psychotherapy

    Co-founder of Renew Wellness Psychotherapy, this week’s guest shines a light on therapy: from his vast background working with people from all walks of life, to the ‘why’ of volunteering your time, to finding this career path, to who therapy is for (spoiler: anyone).

    Meet Jonathan Asayag, who has been a therapist in the Lehigh Valley for over a decade. As a licensed clinical social worker, Jonathan also has a certification in advanced drug and alcohol counseling, and has worked with people in the criminal justice system, immigrants, foster children, college students, individuals in the hospital, and now he owns his own practice with his wife, Natalie, in Easton, PA.

    Jonathan did not start out with a plan to become a therapist! I love these stories of how people find their passions. Listen for more.

    Also, listen in on how therapy is so helpful for people of every background and life experience. Whether someone is currently struggling with a specific aspect of life, or things feel great, therapy is beneficial. Jonathan describes it like having a gym membership!

    And here in yet another episode there is a shout-out to ‘Silenzio Bruno’ and naming your inner critic ;) (Gold stars for who can name the other episode where this topic came up!)

    Jonathan goes way beyond talking the talk-- he walks it, too. I really appreciate that he brings up having to take care of himself in order to be there for others.

    I could go on, but you should hear straight from the source. Listen or watch and let me know what resonates with you. I love hearing from you. Feel free to reach out to Jonathan as well.

    Follow Jonathan & Natalie:


    Renewwellnesspsychotherapy.com
    @renewwellness & @renewwellness_espanol

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    • 23 min
    Ep. 50: Maurelhena Walles, Founder & CEO of Equity Design Inc.

    Ep. 50: Maurelhena Walles, Founder & CEO of Equity Design Inc.

    Welcome to episode 50!! This week, welcoming Maurelehena Walles, founder & CEO of Equity Design Inc.  

    Equity Design Inc. trains teachers to use physical activity to enhance learning and positively impact the health of thousands of Bronx students.  

    Maurelhena always knew that she wanted to give back and work in the non-profit or social entrepreneurship sector, but first she gives us insight into her upbringing and what led her to today. She describes her parents’ strategic move to Manhattan’s Upper West Side as “window shopping from a young age”, where she had the “access” but not the funds. Maurelhena talks about how a child’s zip code dictates what resources are available to them. Gathering all this data and more, it put Maurelhena’s wheels in motion for seeking ways to make opportunities both accessible and affordable to children no matter where they live.  

    A career representing the United States in track and field happened along the way, too! 🏃🏾‍♀️ (Have to give Maurelhena a needed shout-out she doesn’t mention: She’s a World Masters Track and Field gold medalist and record holder.)  

    Episode delves into:  


    ✔The benefits and challenges of having the access but not the funds. 
    ✔How your zip code can change everything about options given to you in school. 
    ✔Growing as a leader 
    ✔What does it mean to be 'mission driven'  
    ✔What is social entrepreneurship  

    Also, an awesome story involving Sebastian Stan!  



    Follow Equity Design Inc.: @equitydesigninc  Equitydesigninc.com 

    April’s referenced episode: https://tinyurl.com/aprilBTG  



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    • 32 min

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